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Opportunities are currently available in the following areas of expertise:

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Req #: 00045530-140722
Job Title: Open Rank, Term Tenure Track

 

The Department of Bioinformatics & Computational Biology (DBCB) at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is seeking candidates for available faculty positions at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level. DBCB invites applications from outstanding researchers in bioinformatics or computational biology with a focus on questions of importance in cancer research. Candidates should possess very strong academic credentials and an interest in multidisciplinary collaborative research. Ph.D. or M.D. required.

DBCB currently includes 15 faculty members. MD Anderson is strongly committed to growth of DBCB in view of the increasingly important roles of computational and analytic approaches in biomedical science. Areas of active research focus currently include bioinformatics, biostatistics, systems biology, high-performance computing, next-generation sequencing, knowledge engineering, and mathematical modeling. Faculty members participate in didactic and/or supervisory teaching of graduate students. 

Support personnel include excellent teams of Bio Analysts, Statistical Analysts, Programmers, and Information Technologists.  DBCB and its colleagues were recently awarded major funding to form a Genomic Data Analysis Center (GDAC) of The Cancer Genome Atlas project (TCGA).  The GDAC is teaming with other top bioinformatics groups around the country to develop a suite of advanced, innovative, systems-oriented resources for biological interpretation of molecular profiling data.  Further information about DBCB can be found at http://www.mdanderson.org/departments/bioinformatics.

MD Anderson Cancer Center is one of the world’s foremost institutions for cancer research. It offers salaries and benefits that are highly competitive, especially given the relatively low cost of living in Houston. Houston is one of the world’s most interesting and diverse cities, featuring great neighborhoods, excellent private and public schools, superb museums, highly acclaimed opera, symphony, ballet, and theater, first-rate international cuisine, and year-round recreational and entertainment opportunities.

Consideration of applications will continue until all positions are filled. Initial review of applicants will begin immediately. Interested applicants should send a CV, statement of research interests, and three letters of reference to the Search Committee at Bcb-faculty-search@mdanderson.org.


Critical Care

Req #: 00059718-140401
Job Title: Associate Professor, Term Tenure Track


The Department of Critical Care has an opening for an associate professor, term tenure track to strengthen our efforts in neuroscience research on topics broadly related to cancer survivors such as chronic pain, stress, and neuro-endocrine disorders. Candidates must have an outstanding publication record and expertise in genomics (non-coding RNA, siRNA screening, and microRNA), neurophysiology, and imaging. The incumbent will be responsible for establishing their own independent program funded by extramural grants. Preference will be given to candidates with NIH funding and a highly productive record of innovative research and collaborations in the areas of protein interactions, signal transduction, neuronal and synaptic imaging, and synaptic plasticity. Refer to the Department of Critical Care Web page for additional information about the department and its programs.

This position offers highly competitive salary and start-up packages, outstanding scientific resources, and unique opportunities to interact with other neuroscientists in the Texas Medical Center. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. in Neuroscience, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or in the biomedical field and have at least two years experience in a position with similar requirements.

Interested applicants should submit in a single PDF file their curriculum vitae and a two-page synopsis of research interest and future plans to.

Faculty Search Committee
Attn: Valerie Alexis
Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Unit 110
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd
Houston, TX 77030

Email: vtalexis@mdanderson.org


Epidemiology

Req #: 00011269-140716
Job Title: Open Rank, Term Tenure Track

 

The Department of Epidemiology is seeking applicants for several term tenure/tenure track faculty positions at any rank to complement our ongoing research.

Investigators with expertise in epidemiological methodology, statistical genetics, and translational epidemiology are encouraged to apply. The applicant should have a doctoral degree in epidemiology, statistics, genetics, molecular biology, or related field and a record of excellence in research as demonstrated through publications and the ability to obtain extramural grant research. Academic rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. A successful candidate will be expected to develop an original, creative, and independent research program and have the opportunity to participate in ongoing research with world-class clinical and laboratory researchers. The Department of Epidemiology houses several major Institutional and Duncan Family Institute for Cancer Prevention and Risk Prediction programs that provide significant research resources for investigation. They serve as a foundation for active and vibrant research into determinants of risk across the cancer continuum:

Center for Translational and Public Health Genomics (CTPHG)

The CTPHG was created to bridge the gap between epidemiologic discoveries and their translation into clinical and public health applications to benefit cancer patients, individuals at elevated risk for cancer, and the general population. The Center contributes to the institutional commitment of personalized medicine by providing expertise in translational genomics for cancer risk, prevention interventions, progression from pre-malignancy to cancer, pharmacogenomics to predict therapeutic response, and survivorship and quality of life (QOL).

 

  • Blood Specimen Research Resource (BSRR) - The BSRR systematically collects and banks blood samples from all newly diagnosed patients seen at MD Anderson.  
  • Patient History Data Base (PHDB) and ePHDB Initiative - The PHDB systematically collects core risk and exposure epidemiology data from patients coming to MD Anderson for their cancer care. We are actively working on an electronic version of the PHDB to collect additional information that will also allow for the implementation of cancer-site specific modules.
  • MD Anderson Cancer Patient Cohort (MDACPC) - Together, the PHDB and BSRR components form the MD Anderson Cancer Patient Cohort (MDACPC). The ability to link inherited genetic variations, circulating biomarkers, epidemiological variables, behavioral characteristics, clinical data, and somatic molecular data of tumor tissues would make the MDACPC a unique resource for translational research.
  • Survivorship Cohort - The current recruitment strategy of the MDACPC focuses on newly registered cancer patients coming to MD Anderson for their cancer care. There is a gap in the collection of biospecimens and patient data from the current long-term survivors that visit our survivorship clinics. This Survivorship Cohort will address this need and build a significant research resource for investigators who are interested in survivorship research.
  • Personalized Risk Prediction Program (PRPP) - The PRPP focuses on the development of tools and approaches to understand an individual’s risk of cancer development. The goal of the PRPP is to construct, test and implement risk assessment models across the full spectrum of cancer risk prediction and then to disseminate the risk prediction information via web-based tools.

Pre-malignant Genome Atlas(PGA) Program

The detection and elimination of precancerous lesions is the best strategy to prevent cancer. The goal is to identify the earliest molecular defects that cause cancer, thus gaining the ability to identify patients at high risk of malignant transformation. The PGA is actively collecting blood and tissue from patients undergoing colonoscopy screening at MD Anderson; this includes normal and polyp tissue specimens. Patients with polyps will be followed up to determine whether or not they develop colorectal cancer – creating a cohort to investigate the factors influencing colorectal cancer development.

Mano-a-Mano Cohort (Mexican-American Cohort)

This long-term health study of individuals of Mexican origin living in Harris County or surrounding counties was initiated several years ago to address the specific cancer-related issues of an understudied, underserved and rapidly growing segment of our population. With over 25,000 participants followed up longitudinally, this presents an opportunity to investigate tobacco use, diet, physical activity, occupational exposures, and many other factors that influence health with a focus on chronic diseases and cancer.

Taiwan Health Screening Cohort (MJ Cohort)

We are collaborating with the MJ Health Management Institute in Taiwan on a large population-based prospective cohort to investigate the relationship between lifestyle factors, chronic diseases, biomarkers, and cancer risk. Over 660,000 participants with detailed health-questionnaire data have been enrolled. Participants undergo a series of medical tests (over 100 items) for blood, urine, body measurements, functional tests, and physical examination. Biospecimens have been banked, including over 78,000 DNA samples. Many individuals undergo screening each year, creating a platform for investigation into energy balance, physical activity, screening, early detection, and interventions.

Interested researchers should only apply and send the following information:

  • a cover letter outlining the relevance of their research experience and interests to the position description
    • curriculum vitae
    • brief statement of current and proposed research plan
    • 3 letters of recommendation

        Epidemiology Search Committee Chair
        Attention: Linda Hicks
        Department of Epidemiology, Unit 1340
        The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
        1155 Pressler Street, Houston, TX 77030

        Email: lhicks@mdanderson.org

        Applications will be accepted through August 31, 2014.


Experimental Radiation Oncology

Req #: 00010197-140612
Job Title: Assistant Professor, Term Tenure Track

 

The Department of Experimental Radiation Oncology invites applications from researchers using translational approaches ranging from genetics, cell biology and biochemistry to proteomics and system biology. The department seeks to complement its existing programs in DNA repair, cell cycle control, growth and proliferation, stem cell biology and epigenetics, especially related to translational research in radiation oncology.   Female and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Applicant must have a Ph.D., and/or M.D. degree, and will be expected to develop an internationally recognized, extramurally funded research program.

Refer to the Experimental Radiation Oncology Web page for additional information about the department and its programs.

Interested applicants should send within a single pdf file: 1) cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) short research summary (three page maximum); and 4) contact information for three references to:

        Attention: Junjie Chen, Ph.D., Professor and Chair
        Experimental Radiation Oncology, Unit 66
        The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
        1515 Holcombe Blvd
        Houston, TX 77030

        E-mail: expradonc@mdanderson.org


Genitourinary Medical Oncology

Req #: 00028340-140403
Job Title: Open Rank, Term Tenure Track


The Departments of Genitourinary Medical Oncology and Genomic Medicine are seeking applicants for a joint research, term tenure track position that will contribute to the basic and translational effort of addressing the challenge of prostate, urothilial, and kidney cancers.  Academic rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Refer to the Department of Genitourinary Medical Oncology Web page for additional information about the department and its programs.

The ideal candidate must have:

  • Ph. D. degree with urological research specialty.
  • Track record of accomplishment and commitment to working in a highly collaborative, multidisciplinary environment, with several years experience working in a research environment where duties involve scientific research disciplines.
  • Research interests that include mechanisms of prostate cancer development and progression, androgen receptor molecular biology, and improved prevention, detection, and treatment of prostate cancer.

Interested applicants should send within a single pdf file: (1) Cover letter outlining relevance of research experience and interests to position description, (2) Curriculum vitae, (3) Statement of current and proposed research plan (three page maximum) and (4) Contact information for three references to:

Christopher J. Logothetis, MD
Chair, Professor
Department of Genitourinary Medical Oncology, Unit 1374
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX 77030

Email: nkaye@mdanderson.org


Hematopathology

Req #: 00065716-140423
Job Title: Assistant Professor, Research Faculty Appointment (RFA)

 

The Department of  Hematopathology has an opening for a clinical scientist at the rank of assistant professor, research faculty appointment (RFA).  Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree and will be expected to assist in the development and implementation of a variety of CLIA-approved, clinical protocol driven cytogenetic assays. Previous micro-array experience in cytogenetic research is preferred. The applicant is expected to interact with collaborators and other clinical and research faculty. Refer to the Department of Hematopathology for additional information about the department and its programs.

Interested applicants should submit a current curriculum vitae and the names of three references to:

Xinyan Lu, M.D.
Department of Hematopathology, Unit # 350
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX 77030

Fax: 713-745-3215
Email: XLu4@mdanderson.org


Lymphoma/Myeloma

Req #: 00038614-140716
Job Title: Professor, Term Tenure

 

The Department of Lymphoma/Myeloma is recruiting for a research faculty member with sub-specialty of lymphoma and myeloma, with 80% dedicated effort in the laboratory performing basic or translational clinically relevant research, and 20% effort towards teaching, mentoring and administrative duties.   Physicians with strong translational clinically relevant research are strongly encouraged to apply.  Faculty rank and laboratory space will be provided consistent with experience.  Generous start-up resources will be provided per institutional policy. The successful candidate will have been actively engaged in cutting-edge laboratory research in any basic area of cancer biology, with potential relevance to biology of hematologic malignancies and scholarly activity to enhance the academic environment of the department. The candidate will have protected time to lead and develop programs, laboratory research, translational clinical research and scholarly activities in keeping within the goals of the department.  The selected candidate will seek appropriate funding mechanisms to support laboratory and clinical research, and will also assist with mentoring young faculty, fellows, and other trainees, and contribute to the overall mission of the department.  There are multiple opportunities for collaboration with other clinicians, scientists and physician-scientists within the institution and a joint faculty appointment in The University Of Texas Graduate School Of Biological Sciences.  Refer to the Department of Lymphoma/Myeloma Web page for additional information about the department and its programs.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D., M.D., or M.D. and Ph.D. degrees, with those holding an M.D. having demonstrated the ability to practice medicine, oncology in particular.  Candidates with an M.D. must be American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) certified clinicians in their primary specialty and board eligible for sub-specialty certification.  Candidates must show evidence of commitment to scholarly activity and proof of scientific accomplishments.  Candidates should possess excellent writing and communication skills as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications, presentation skills for professional meetings, and the demonstrated ability to obtain extramural funding for translational research. MD Anderson Cancer Center offers many opportunities in a growing and vibrant research, clinical, and training environment.

The salary range is competitive and is based on applicant's qualifications. Please send a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, names and addresses of three to five references, and a brief summary of past research accomplishments and future research plans to:  

        John Randall, MHA, Department Administrator, Unit 1354
        The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
        1155 Hermann Pressler
        Houston, TX 77030-4009

        Email: JMRandall@mdanderson.org


Molecular Carcinogenesis

Req #: 00010347-140402
Job Title: Assistant Professor, Term Tenure Track


The Department of Molecular Carcinogenesis seeks applicants for a term tenure track position at the rank of assistant professor.  Research in the department focuses on cellular, molecular, and genetic mechanisms of carcinogenesis and cancer prevention.  We seek individuals working in the areas of genetic susceptibility, epigenetic reprogramming, genomic instability, and cancer stem cells. Candidates must be committed to working in a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary environment. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an internationally recognized and competitively funded research program, and to participate in graduate training. The department is well funded with many outstanding core support services, including facilities for analysis of genetically engineered mouse models and next-generation sequencing. Our department is located in a pine-oak forest near the city of Austin, TX.  MD Anderson offers outstanding research facilities, startup packages, and faculty benefits. Refer to the Department of Molecular Carcinogenesis Web page for additional information about the department and its programs.

Required qualifications include a Ph.D. or equivalent, postdoctoral or independent scholarly research experience, and a strong publication record. Interested applicants should submit a statement of research interest, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to the email address below by July 1, 2014.

Email: sciencepark@mdanderson.org

Mark Bedford, Ph.D., Professor
Search Committee Chair
Department of Molecular Carcinogenesis
1808 Park Road 1C, PO Box 389
Smithville, TX  78957


Req #: 00066204-140509
Job Title: Assistant Professor, RFA

 

The Department of Molecular Carcinogenesis seeks applicants for a research faculty appointment (RFA) at the rank of assistant professor.  Our department is located in a pine-oak forest near the city of Austin, TX.  MD Anderson offers outstanding research facilities, startup packages, and faculty benefits. Refer to the Department of Molecular Carcinogenesis Web page for additional information about the department and its programs.

Required qualifications include a Ph.D. with at least 10 years of postdoctoral experience studying DNA repair and genome stability.  Interested applicants should submit a current curriculum vitae with a list of references to:

        Francesca Cole Bergemann, Ph.D., Assistant Professor        
        Department of Molecular Carcinogenesis

        Email: FCole@mdanderson.org


Systems Biology

Req #: 00062967-140403
Job Title: Open Rank, Research Faculty Appointment


The Department of Systems Biology invites applicants for full-time research faculty appointments.  The positions offer the opportunity for professional growth and development by joining an exciting and active group of basic scientists and translational investigators.  Successful candidates will closely interact with the many ongoing research programs within the Institute for Personalized Cancer Therapy (IPCT).

Our research faculty positions require a scientist to work in the field of personalized cancer therapy. The candidate will be responsible for the identification of individuals at high-risk of developing cancer, including markers of early diagnosis and markers to select patients for individualized therapeutic approaches. MD Anderson has developed the Institute for Personalized Cancer Therapy, which will provide access to high throughput technologies to analyze patient tumors at the DNA, RNA and protein levels as well as germline DNA.  This individual will be responsible for evaluating technologies, establishing standard operating procedures, quality control and implementation of assays to assess DNA, RNA and protein levels as well as germline DNA.  Will be involved in the day-to-day management of the processing and flow of samples and information in the Institute for Personalized Cancer Treatment. Expertise in high throughput technologies and specifically in next generation sequencing would facilitate the project.  Refer to the Department of Systems Biology Web page for additional information about the department and its programs.

Responsibilities include 1) facilitating the translation of our understanding of genomics transcriptional profiling and proteomics to changing patient management through the Institute for Personalized Cancer Therapy; 2)  evaluate and implement new technologies for the evaluation of patient samples at the level of DNA, RNA and protein; 3) Evaluate next generation sequencing  technologies and determine the impact such information will have on personalized cancer treatments; 4) develop quality control approaches and standard operating procedures for the management of patient samples; 5) instruct and manage research support personnel in implementing experiments and interpretation of data; 6) interact with and participate in collaborative studies such as those leading to Program Project or SPORE grants.  The high level goal is to integrate molecular, clinical, and patient-specific information to bring personalized cancer therapy to the clinic.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D., and have  demonstrated potential as an independent scientist.  Must have several years of experience working in a research environment where duties involve scientific research disciplines at a U.T. component or at another academic institution, or have applicable experience deemed equivalent.  Evidence of consistent research of high quality, and a dedication to a career in cancer research is required. Experience with next generation sequencing and other high-throughput technologies is a major plus.

MD Anderson offers a highly attractive recruitment package and the unrivalled scientific environment of the Texas Medical Center. Interested applicants should send a copy of their curriculum vitae, research plan, and complete contact information of three references to:

Gordon Mills, M.D., Ph.D., Chair
Attn: Karina Eterovic, Ph.D.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Department of Systems Biology, Unit 950
South Campus Research Building II
P. O. Box 301429
Houston, TX 77230-1429

E-mail: aketerovic@mdanderson.org


Req #: 00042029-140304
Job Title: Open Rank, Term Tenure Track


The Department of Systems Biology invites applicants for a full-time academic appointment at the rank of assistant professor or higher, term tenure or term tenure track.  The position offers the opportunity for professional growth and development by joining an exciting and active group of basic scientists and translational investigators.  The successful candidate will closely interact with the many ongoing research programs within the department and is expected to maintain an active funded research program in systems biology.  MD Anderson is ranked the #1 cancer center in the U.S. and is known for excellence in collaborative research and cross disciplinary training. Refer to the Department of Systems Biology Web page for additional information about the department and its programs.

The research faculty position will advance the program of Cancer Systems Biology through cutting-edge methods including, but not restricted to single cell biology; synthetic biology; genome-scale biology (network biology, omics, and in particular metabolomics); or predictors of prognosis and response to therapy. The research faculty position is expected to participate in and collaborate with active program(s) ongoing in the department in this discipline.  Specifically, the faculty member will be responsible for the day to day running of their own research laboratory and for planning and executing experiments.  In addition, the individual will be required to procure and maintain independent peer review research funding; analyze laboratory research projects; supervise assigned laboratory personnel; teach fellows/students; and initiate as well as help to write grants and papers.

Start-up funds and excellent laboratory space are available.  The successful candidate will benefit from closely interacting with the many ongoing basic and translational research programs of the Department of Systems Biology.  In addition, the candidate will be expected to develop an original, creative, and independent research program and have the opportunity to participate in ongoing research with world-class clinical and laboratory researchers.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D., and at least 5-10 years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Must have several years of experience working in a research environment where duties involve scientific research disciplines at a UT component or at another academic institution; or have applicable experience deemed equivalent.  Must show evidence of consistent research of high quality, a dedication to a career in cancer research, and a proven track record of original research and publications.  In addition, applicants must demonstrate potential to obtain extramural funding.MD Anderson offers a highly attractive recruitment package and the unrivalled scientific environment of the Texas Medical Center.  

Interested applicants should forward curriculum vitae, statement of research interest, and a list of three to five references to:

Gordon Mills, M.D., Ph.D., Chair
Department of Systems Biology, Unit 950
South Campus Research Building II
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
P. O. Box 301429
Houston, TX 77230-1429

Email:  gmills@mdanderson.org

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.


Thoracic/Head & Neck Medical Oncology

Req #: 00038411-140328
Job Title: Open Rank, Term Tenure Track


The Department of Thoracic/Head & Neck Medical Oncology (THNMO) invites applicants for a term tenured, full-time academic appointment at the rank of associate or full professor. The final rank of this appointment will be commensurate with the successful applicant’s qualifications. The position offers the opportunity for professional growth and development by joining an exciting and active group of clinicians, physician-scientists, and clinical, basic science, and translational investigators. The successful candidate will closely interact with the many ongoing research programs of the department focusing on carcinogenesis and prevention, treatment, biomarker development, and other projects in support of personalized medicine. The faculty member will have access to THNMO’s substantial patient resources, core facilities, animal models, thoracic molecular pathology laboratories, and educational/training programs. THNMO is currently funded by NIH Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs), the Lung Cancer Moon Shot, and other programmatic and peer-reviewed grants that facilitate the department’s translational research initiatives. Refer to the Department of Thoracic/Head & Neck Medical Oncology Web page for additional information about the department and its programs.

Responsibilities will include leadership of investigator-initiated translational laboratory research and teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and lead an independently-funded clinical or translational laboratory research program, with an emphasis on multidisciplinary collaborations, peer-reviewed funding, and high-impact publications.

Applicants should hold either an MD or PhD. Successful candidates should have demonstrated expertise in the biology of oropharyngeal and/or head and neck cancers and leadership in this area.

In order to ensure full consideration, please send curriculum vitae, letter of application, and list of three to five references to:

John V. Heymach, M.D., Ph.D.
Department Chair, Department of Thoracic/Head & Neck Medical Oncology
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1400 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, Texas, 77030

Email: Thoracic/Head & Neck administrator, Sheryl Vick: mailto:svick@mdanderson.org

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.


Translational Molecular Pathology

Req #: 00065209-140508
Job Title: Assistant Professor, Term Tenure Track

 

The Department of Translational Molecular Pathology seeks a talented laboratory scientist for a full-time faculty position at the rank of assistant professor, term tenure track, to contribute to our cancer genomic molecular pathology program. The position offers the opportunity for professional growth and development by joining an exciting and active group of basic scientists and translational investigators. Successful candidates should have a record of scholarly, high-level publications in cancer genomics of solid tumors using high-throughput molecular methodologies and in vitro/in vivo models. The candidate will be expected to develop independent research initiatives, particularly in the area of cancer genomics of solid tumors, preferably in melanoma and brain tumors, write funding proposals, and obtain independent funding to support his/her program. Generous start-up packages are available for up to five years.  Refer to the Department of Translational Molecular Pathology Web page for additional information about the department and its programs.

Requirements include a Ph.D. in a basic science or related field and completed postdoctoral experience in a leading research laboratory. The applicant must be committed to working in a highly collaborative, multidisciplinary environment. Graduate teaching opportunities are available, and a strong commitment to mentoring is encouraged.

In order to ensure full consideration, please send 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) short research summary, and 4) contact information for three references to: jggarcia@mdanderson.org.

        Ignacio I. Wistuba, M.D., Professor and Chair
        Department of Translational Molecular Pathology, Unit 2951
        The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
        2130 W. Holcombe Blvd.
        Houston, Texas 77030


Req #: 00066205-140707
Job Title: Assistant Professor, Research Faculty Appointment (RFA)

 

The Department of Translational Molecular Pathology has an opening for a full-time, assistant professor, research faculty appointment (RFA). In this role, one will assume responsibilities in the development and supervision of a basic research laboratory. He/she will develop and maintain an independent research program(s) in an academic setting, and teach graduate students by providing training and supervision on selected research projects within the department. Successful candidates should be to write grants and publish manuscripts based on independent research program results. A self-motivated, energetic and conscientious professional who relates well to others at the professional, technical and administrative levels is desired. Refer to the Department of Translational Molecular Pathology Web page for additional information about the department and its programs.

Requirements include and MD or PhD from an accredited school. Applicants must be professionally competent. In order to ensure full consideration, please send 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) short research summary, and 4) contact information for three references to: jggarcia@mdanderson.org.

        Ignacio Wistuba, MD, Professor and Chair
        Department of Translational Molecular Pathology, Unit 2951
        The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
        2130 W. Holcombe Blvd.
        Houston, Texas 77030


Req #: 00066964-140709
Job Title: Assistant Professor, Research Faculty Appointment (RFA)

 

The Department of Translational Molecular Pathology seeks a researcher/investigator who can independently conduct original biomarker research that will enhance the collaborative research program of the department. He/she will be responsible for providing expertise in the design, conduct, and analysis of biomarker studies including biomarker discovery and validation, pharmacodynamic studies and other clinical trial correlatives, and implementation of novel molecular diagnostics.  He/she will independently design and execute the analyses of a broad range of biomarker projects in his/her respective field.

The position offers the opportunity to plan, develop and prepare biomarker projects to further develop and refine one's area of expertise and to integrate this expertise with others in the department.  Responsibilities will include assisting with submissions of research proposals/grants for internal and external funding, establishing collaborative relationships for proposal development, and performing other related scientific duties in the scope of the position, as required. This position will also provide oversight of the pathology research collaborative activities with the Department of Investigational Cancer Therapeutics in the Division of Cancer Medicine. Refer to the Department of Translational Molecular Pathology Web page for additional information about the department and its programs.

Applicants should hold an MD, along with clinical training in pathology, and have significant experience in biomarker research, including molecular oncology. In order to ensure full consideration, please send 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) short research summary, and 4) contact information for three references to: jggarcia@mdanderson.org.

        Jacqueline Garcia, MBA, EdD, Department Administrator
        Department of Translational Molecular Pathology, Unit 2951
        The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
        2130 W. Holcombe Blvd.
        Houston, Texas 77030


Veterinary Sciences

Req #: 00033936-140319
Job Title: Assistant/Associate Professor, Research Faculty Appointment (RFA)

The Department of Veterinary Sciences has an opening for a veterinarian at the rank of assistant/associate professor, research faculty appointment (RFA). The selected candidate will monitor the animal colony for disease; provide clinical care for the breeding colony and experimental animals; implement animal care and welfare standards; and collaborate with investigators by providing research services.  The ability to participate in Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) nonclinical laboratory studies for the Department of Veterinary Sciences and ensure compliance with FDA, OECD, and MHW GLP regulations is desirable. Must be able to fulfill the role and responsibilities of a clinical veterinarian in GLP compliant research as defined by the aforementioned regulations. Should also be able to support the centralized services of surgery, x-ray, and ultrasonography.

Candidates must have earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (or equivalent) from an American Veterinary Medical Association-accredited university and be legally qualified to practice veterinary medicine in some state, province, territory, or possession of the Unites States.

Candidates must have post graduate clinical experience in veterinary medicine and/or laboratory animal medicine.  Experience in conducting Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) investigations preferred, as is being board certified in laboratory animal medicine (DACLAM).  Must meet institutional requirements for an academic appointment as an assistant/associate professor.

Interested applicants should send a copy of their curriculum vitae to:

        Christian R. Abee, D.V.M., M.S., DACLAM
        Doctor R. Lee Clark Professor and Chair
        Department of Veterinary Sciences
        Director, Michale E. Keeling Center for Comparative Medicine and Research
        The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
        Bastrop, TX 78602

        Email:  cabee@mdanderson.org   
        Telephone: 512-321-3991


Req #: 00029944-140106
Job Title: Assistant/Associate Professor, Research Faculty Appointment (RFA)


The Department of Veterinary Sciences has an opening for a veterinary pathologist at the rank of assistant/associate professor, research faculty appointment (RFA). The successful candidate will assist the section chief in the operation of the anatomical and clinical pathology laboratories in the Department of Veterinary Sciences.  This includes both direct and indirect management of technical personnel within the section and the fiscal management and planning for each of the respective laboratories. Responsible for providing accurate, high quality anatomical, clinical, and experimental pathology data and analytical data generated in the laboratory. Perform basic research, independent and/or collaborative, that contributes to the knowledge base of the cancer center, strengthens translational research activities, and satisfies the goals of the department.

Candidate must have earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (or equivalent) from an American Veterinary Medical Association-accredited university and be legally qualified to practice veterinary medicine in some state, province, territory, or possession of the Unites States. Must be certified or eligible for certification by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists; eligible for USDA accreditation and eligible for state and federal registration to handle controlled substances.

Candidate must have a minimum of five years experience as a veterinary pathologist (this would include formal training under the supervision of a diplomate of the ACVP) in an an institution that trains veterinary pathologists as one of its primary functions. Must meet institutional requirements for an academic appointment as an assistant/associate professor, and must be recognized by peers as possessing expertise in the field of veterinary pathology and laboratory animal medicine.

Interested applicants should send a copy of their curriculum vitae to:

Christian R. Abee, D.V.M., M.S., DACLAM
Doctor R. Lee Clark Professor and Chair
Department of Veterinary Sciences
Director, Michale E. Keeling Center for Comparative Medicine and Research
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Bastrop, TX 78602

Email:  cabee@mdanderson.org
Phone: 512-321-3991



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